Olive Branch Integrated Outdoor Design is a landscape design company with a focus on artistry, cohesiveness and quality outdoor living. Our company is unique because our vision encompasses all aspects of the design of an exterior space. Owner, Mike Brown, specializes in landscape horticulture with an emphasis in design. Each design is original and tailored for your particular outdoor environment. We take pride in designing projects of all levels, from new construction and large renovations to private gardens and small, unique spaces.
The intent of this project was to have a third driveway stall that is somewhat disguised from the street and from the neighbors. We also wanted it to have a double life as a patio when desired. The homeowners could set out a table and chairs or a fire pit and have a nice spot to relax in their front yard. The homeowners are avid art collectors so they included sculptural elements including basalt columns and steel garden art. (btw, we have a very similar steel sculpture in our shop in Rockbrook village available right now!) The smallest basalt column catches water for birds which is cool. They live at the edge of a forested area where there is a lot of wildlife. We included Weigela and "Little Titch" cat mint. Since they live in a wooded area it was very important to them to have things looking natural and a little wild. The boulders add to the rustic, wooded feel to the addition as well. This is a nice way to add functional space to the landscape without having to pour another slab of concrete. The trees, flowers and the natural stone birdbath will be inviting to both humans and friendly woodland creatures for many years to come!